So maybe uni isn’t for you. No problem, there are as many different styles of learning as there are people in the world, and it’s just fact that some learn better by doing than by reading from a textbook. If that sounds like you, now might be a good time to start thinking about apprenticeships.
Not everyone should go to university, because no two people are the same and it’s about getting the right fit for you, making you as desirable as possible for your chosen industry. Some employers recognise that an 'earn while you learn' apprenticeship training programme is the best way to get students job-ready (knowledge, skills, experience) for exactly what they need.
While we all associate the phrase 'earn while you learn' with apprenticeship schemes, there's a lot more to it than that. More and more degree-level and higher apprenticeships are being introduced, and more employers (and types of industries) are getting on board. In fact, there’s never been so many funded training programmes in the UK.
Think this might be the way forward? Have a look at all the info we have on our Apprenticeship section – we lay out the pros and cons, the different types of apprenticeship schemes and details on who’s eligible to apply.
The government website Get In Go Far is also a great place to look for further information on apprenticeships. They have some great sources where you can read the stories and experiences of young people who have gone on to be apprentices, and tell you everything you need to know about how to find a placement.
LUCY HARDING is the Editorial manager for Push. She is an English Literature grad and an MA Publishing student at UCL. She is passionate about international relations and cultural diversity, having worked closely with her university’s Erasmus society to support European students. She also spent a year abroad studying at California State University: Long Beach.
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